[Loscho_Enews] Basics of Historical Research

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Tue Sep 23 20:03:11 PDT 2014


As a part of Archives Month 2014, the Washington State Historical Records
Advisory Board, Washington State Archives, and the Heritage Resource
Center, (Washington State Historical Society)
P R E S E N T A FREE WORKSHOP:

The Basics of Historical Research

A PRACTICAL, THREE-HOUR OVERVIEW FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS,  LOCAL HERITAGE
VOLUNTEERS AND FAMILY RESEARCHERS

You want to do historical research, but you’re not a trained historian.
Where do you start?
What types of research sources should you be using?
Where do you find them?
How do you use the information that these sources provide?




*Saturday, October 189 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Washington State Archives, Puget
Sound BranchIn Bellevue*

Seating is limited, so register as soon as possible.
The Basics of Historical Research is for teachers, students, beginning
genealogists, and others interested in exploring the past. You’ll get
practical advice and learn the basic steps for gathering the information
that you will need to investigate and interpret a historical topic for a
museum exhibit, class project, community celebration, curriculum
enrichment, research article, History Day, a classroom based assessment
(CBA), or personal historical interest. This class will cover:

What primary sources are—and aren’t
What historical sources are—and how to use them.
How to use the library system.
How to use archival collections.
How to find and use reliable online resources.
How to properly cite your sources.
How to use information from different sources.

Instructors:|

Michael S. Saunders, Washington State Archives Western Regional /archivist
Greg Lange, King County Archives Reference Specialist
Tracy Rebstock, Washington State Archivist Southwest Branch Archivist

To Register, e-mail your information to:
Mike Saunders
Washington State Archives
mike.saunders at sos.wa.gov
Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited. Directions and
parking information will be provided upon registration.

Michael S. Saunders
Regional Archivist
Mike.saunders at sos.wa.gov
425-564-3950

forwarded by --
Karen Prasse
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
info at snocoheritage.org
www.snocoheritage.org
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